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Workshops & Events

Updated: 11.08.2019, 09:58 Póvoa Nova

We occasionally organize workshops/events regarding the outcome from Permaculture Design, Building green and the Edible forest garden.

Come and join us and combine your holiday or sabattical in a meaningful way. For an actual status on your workshop or event, please check our Facebook page, Events. On this website page you can book your workshop and/or event as being your reservation.

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First select your workshop or event, your preferred accommodation and if you want to join us for a warm meal or two. Check the workshop/event for exact details on accommodation, meals included or not and transport.

For availability send as a message via the contact form.

DIY-bootcamp: creating an Eco-kitchen

MON, 11 NOV-16 NOV 2019

Idun No1 Eco Kitchen

At the end of 2019, in an one week attempt, we are going to start building an Eco-kitchen, located in a rustic barn, together using conventional building methods and materials but also trying to re-use eco friendly materials, natural plastering, rustic and natural materials, etc. We will be installing a small range-cooker: the Idun No.1 from the Swedish manufacturer Josef Davidssons, a kitchen sink, shelves, cub-bards, dining table.

  • EcoKitchen1 example
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Examples of Eco-kitchens.

You could join us. Whether it being your active holiday, or wanting to add DIY experience to your portfolio, or just wanting to escape city life; You just want to do something physical!

Building will be under supervision of an experienced contractor (English speaking), so you don’t need to be a very experienced DIY-er. All tools and power-tools are of good quality and Solar powered (battery or direct 220v).

We try to be at least 75% eco, but sometimes have to compromise.

Catering
There will be a full-time chef on location from Monday till Saturday morning to provide us with delicious vegetarian meals; three meals a day, inclusive unlimited coffee and tea, juices and in-between snacks and fresh fruit. Breakfast is self-service.

Level: Medium to experienced DIY-ers.
(Generally masonry, natural plastering, plumbing and carpenter work.)


During your stay, which is at a Permaculture startup in Central Portugal, you can enjoy after work several plunge pools, a refreshing stream with two waterfalls and a swimming-pool nearby. After ‘working hours’ there is also enough opportunity to do some other uplifting physical challenges like cutting wood with the chain saw, splitting logs for fire-wood, or just making some relaxing walks in nature. We are in the Natural Parque Serra da Estrela.

Arrival: SUN 10 NOV afternoon, evening
Departure: SAT 16 NOV 14:00h

Arrive on Sunday in the afternoon, because we get started Monday morning after a solid breakfast. We stop on Saturday morning at 13:00h and sending you off with loads of new experiences and hopefully some new friendships and a nice vegetarian lunch.

Communication and Safety
We start every morning with a ‘talking stick’ ceremony. One of the most important topics will be about working safe! During this session you can speak your mind without being interrupted. No judgements.

Price = Valuation afterwards and donation based
The price is donation based and covers the DIY-bootcamp initial costs, all meals, coffee & tea and in-between fruit and snacks.

You often only know what something is worth when you have experienced it. That is why you can decide for yourself afterwards what you think the workshop is worth.

But to ensure that you participate and to cover the costs of the preparation, we ask for a prepayment of 260 euros. With this you are assured of participation and on the last day of the workshop you can determine the value of what you have learned.

Note: People often find it difficult to value something without a price tag. We are therefore happy to give you a target price as a reference point, so that you know what we think is reasonable and that we have a healthy balance at the end of the workshop. We think a total contribution of ± 520 is fair for what you learn during the workshop, the skills that you can work with yourself + sleeping, organic food and drink. But especially appreciate it yourself!

In short: Starting from target price ± 520 euros, in advance (260 euros) + valuation afterwards (260 euros).

*ou can value the workshop afterwords with an additional donation. Go to the Donation page.

Accommodation
You can choose your accommodation from your own tent or camper (free), or one of our accommodations.

Prices are per night (change amount).

Languages
English, Dutch and German.

Participants
This DIY-bootcamp is open to a maximum of six (6) participants so that each individual gets as much hands-on experience as possible and our trainers can give maximum feedback. 

Please contact me first for availability and possibilities.

Your stay is inclusive using the dry compost toilet and passive solar shower*.

*Only use bio-degradable, 100% bio (soap, toothpaste, etc.) products. If you don’t have, we can provide for a friendly price.

Places:

max. six (6) participants

Cancellation:

See Waiver

Register:

Payment:

Paypay Stripe logo
€260,00 DIY-bootcamp

Early Bird booking: 15€ discount until 10 OCT 2019

Always add your preferred accommodation. Change the ‘amount’ for no. of nights.


Limited availability: 4


Limited availability: 1 person or couple


Public transport: Make a reservation


Registration
Don’t forget to register. Together will your payment you are then certain to be able to participate.


Building green: a Mini-Earthship workshop

MON, 09 MAR-14 MAR 2020

Mini Earthship plan

Spring 2020, in an one week attempt, we are going to start building a Mini-Earthship together using used eco friendly materials, lime-plastering, bottle walls, etc.

In this week you will learn the basics of laying a foundation, setting up the structure, lime-plastering and adding glass bottles in the walls.

Arrive on Sunday afternoon, because we get started Monday morning after a solid breakfast. We stop on Saturday morning and sending you off with loads of new experiences and a nice vegetarian lunch.

The price is donation based and covers the workshop initial costs*, all meals, coffee & tea and in-between fruit and snacks.

*You can value the workshop afterwords with an additional donation. Go to the Donation page.

You can choose your accommodation from your own tent or camper (free), or one of our accommodations.

Level: Beginners and advanced DIY-ers.

Please contact me first for availability and possibilities.

Your stay is inclusive using the dry compost toilet and passive solar shower*.

*Only use bio-degradable, 100% bio (soap, toothpaste, etc.) products. If you don’t have, we can provide for a friendly price.

Places:

max. twenty (20) participants

Cancellation:

See Waiver

Register:

Payment:

Paypay Stripe logo
€260,00 workshop

Early Bird booking: 15€ discount until 08 FEB 2020

Always add your preferred accommodation. Change the ‘amount’ for no. of nights.


Limited availability: 5


Limited availability: 1


Public transport: Make a reservation

Registration
Don’t forget to register. Together will your payment you are then certain to be able to participate.